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    Why shouldent it work? Most interaction rolls are...

    Why shouldent it work? Most interaction rolls are abstract anyway.

    Roll Intimidate, *success*, you torture the target for "X amount of time" and get some info you were searching for. On a *fail*,...
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    As an idea source I would like to point you...

    As an idea source I would like to point you towards Blame! (Manga). Its worth the read, cause it introduces you to the sheer scale of such a world, and the diverse areas it has within it.

    The...
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    My thought. Half-elf - +2 CHA and +1 any is...

    My thought.

    Half-elf - +2 CHA and +1 any is enough.
    Dwarf, mountain - +1 STR and +2 CON would be enough.
    Human should be: No Feat, +2 Any +1 Any, + some racial stuff that I cant think of.

    Any...
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    Spell descriptions dont indicate which class can...

    Spell descriptions dont indicate which class can cast them.

    Races receiving features that overlap with class features, such as weapon and armor proficiency also the goblins Nimble Escape (and not...
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    This thread contains a poll. Half-orc need to go, and should be replaced by...

    Half-orc need to go, and should be replaced by Orcs as a core playable race.
    Same for Half-elfs, remove them, we already have elfs.

    Halfling, their just half humans, the gnomes already cover...
  6. Lets end this: Feather Falling 4 + 1 = 5...

    Lets end this:

    Feather Falling 4 + 1 = 5
    Spell Turning 2 - 2 = 0
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    Sounds similar to the 3.X version to me.

    Sounds similar to the 3.X version to me.
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    Do what ever is fun, for the player and the...

    Do what ever is fun, for the player and the group.

    I played a face for the past 6 months in Shadowrun, on an average days we played out the conversations.
    On days when I just didnt feel like...
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    AD&D: Cloudy Mountain 14 Baldur's Gate 22-2=20...

    AD&D: Cloudy Mountain 14
    Baldur's Gate 22-2=20
    Baldur's Gate II 25
    Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Series 14
    Chronicles of Mystara 18
    Eye of the Beholder Series 22
    Gold Box: Pool of Radiance...
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    The glass is half empty. :)

    The glass is half empty. :)
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    Wasen't the point, some people don't like to play...

    Wasen't the point, some people don't like to play complex systems but still like RPGs. 5e is a less complex system them many other major systems, thus these people like playing 5e. 1+1=2 (why do I...
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    Now that you said it and got to think about it,...

    Now that you said it and got to think about it, yea those are very front loaded options. That and a fair amount of stuff usually needs to be planned out ahead if you want to make a very specific...
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    Yea I have seen that idea in a Hungarian RPG of...

    Yea I have seen that idea in a Hungarian RPG of all things (M.A.G.U.S.). Using the d20 system, your first 4 levels are chosen from the NPC classes, commoner, expert, noble, warrior and adept. Then...
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    I get that its for inspiration, but I think its...

    I get that its for inspiration, but I think its not well presented and its overly long. A simple list would have sufficed, with examples. IMO its much more fun to read a list with short description...
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    What? I was saying its a good thing.

    What? I was saying its a good thing.
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    Nooo. I'm saying that I'm happy that 5e is much...

    Nooo. I'm saying that I'm happy that 5e is much more simple and new player friendly. That is why more new players are trying it out. I'm glad that more people enjoy the same game as I do.

    Also...
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    I would like to point you to Unearthed Arcana....

    I would like to point you to Unearthed Arcana.
    Totems (as alternate base classes):

    Jaguar
    Ape
    Bear
    Boar
    Dragon
    Eagle
    Horse
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    The background section is a waste of effort,...

    The background section is a waste of effort, thats what I'm trying to get at, it takes up 15 pages on describing backgrounds. Short mechanics explanation + 1-2 pages of examples and done. That way,...
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    Are there details out on PF2's system? If yes...

    Are there details out on PF2's system? If yes please link it.

    Yea I get that, but what I was saying is that they should have just improved the 3.5 formula, but for reals this time (PF tried but it...
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    I dislike that after you create your character,...

    I dislike that after you create your character, there is very little customization you can do (other then multi-classing).

    Everyone just starts at level 3 so every one can just start the way they...
  21. Battle Master (F) 5 Open Hand (M) 2-2=0 Scout...

    Battle Master (F) 5
    Open Hand (M) 2-2=0
    Scout (R) 5+1=6
    Shadow (M) 5
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    DOWNVOTES ARE BACK TO TWO. PLEASE COPY AND PASTE...

    DOWNVOTES ARE BACK TO TWO. PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THIS.

    Dragon Fear 6
    Dwarven Fortitude 9
    Fey Teleportation 9
    Wood Elf Magic 10
  23. a. Keep the skull dead. Continue having fun,...

    a. Keep the skull dead. Continue having fun, nothing ruins the mood like a TPK.

    b. Or give them several hints that the thing is coming back to life, like the others mentioned.
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    Wait, so the Gith don't get DEX instead they get...

    Wait, so the Gith don't get DEX instead they get INT ? WHAT?
    Their common attribute was DEX (+2 for Yankies and +6 for Zerai, 3.x ed), Githzerai even get a penalty to INT.
    ...
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    Well: 1 - Some races get more racial traits then...

    Well:
    1 - Some races get more racial traits then others in amount and function.
    2 - Racial abilities that overlap with class features, making the race+class combos redundant, even if they were...
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    5e is a demo and experiment, its 3e all over...

    5e is a demo and experiment, its 3e all over again.
    The core idea is good, but the details and balance is all over the place. 5.5 will be coming soon to patch all the errors and balance issues, not...
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    Good job with the generator. Just a major...

    Good job with the generator.

    Just a major issue about that bothers me.
    - The color scheme is horrible, specially in the "start" sheet, its hurts my eyes. Some natural and darker colors would do...
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    My solutions: Spellcasting - 1 spell per...

    My solutions:

    Spellcasting - 1 spell per round. Bonus Action > (Attack) Action

    TWF - While wielding 2 weapons, make 2 attacks using the Attack Action. When you get a Extra Attack then just make...
  29. Thread: Rogue Daggers

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    Heya. A magical weapon is already an a...

    Heya.

    A magical weapon is already an a Masterwork weapon. Thus its just "+1 dagger". (just being a know-it-all)

    0. The Bleed effect isnt too impact-full IMO, so I won't take it into...
  30. Thread: That hurts...

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    If the group is having fun as is, then leave it...

    If the group is having fun as is, then leave it be.

    If the group isn't having fun and you think its due to the "wrong" interpretation of the rules, then bring it up.

    Think of RAW as a guideline...
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    Heya. I created an NPC that ended up as my PC....

    Heya.

    I created an NPC that ended up as my PC. The idea was to provide the group with a full support character, cause noone likes to play rogues and clerics around here. Then when I was too lazy...
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    Oh, looks like I missed that part.

    Oh, looks like I missed that part.
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    Hold Person + Great Axe + Coup de Grace ...

    Hold Person + Great Axe + Coup de Grace

    Simple enough I think.
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    Yea, but how about instead of being adequate, the...

    Yea, but how about instead of being adequate, the outside-the-box/"fun" choices are moved up to just as good as the generic, stereotype choices?

    The rarity is not an issue cause the ASI choice...
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    I agree completely. But that can be done without...

    I agree completely. But that can be done without mechanically hindering people who want to play outside the stereotype box.

    That and if the ASIs were removed completely, would that erase all the...
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    Oh yea, I just noticed, you said, "going to be...

    Oh yea, I just noticed, you said, "going to be doing this", my bad.
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    Do the players go with more unorthodox race/class...

    Do the players go with more unorthodox race/class combos as a result?
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    Stereotypes/archetypes should just go and die in...

    Stereotypes/archetypes should just go and die in a fire. Is it the idea of gnome barbarians that you don't like, or the half-orc wizard? :D

    Well getting rid of the ASI is kind of a waste, using it...
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    Yea but thats the point of this thread, ASI...

    Yea but thats the point of this thread, ASI freedom so we can avoid race-class combos "cause I get the stat bonus that compliments my class". And to get the "oh I like the idea of a R/C combo and I...
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    Humans and mountain dwarfs were poor design...

    Humans and mountain dwarfs were poor design choices. They are extreme cases.

    I think what I realized today is that, most of the races are poorly balanced in 5th edition.

    Also now that I think...
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    The thing is, that Dwarf subrace is a major...

    The thing is, that Dwarf subrace is a major anomaly in my opinion, and should be reworked by the development team.
    I don't find it too be too big of an issue, now that race/class combo becomes a...
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    Free +2/+1 ASI instead of racial ASI?

    Hey guys. Gonna try to keep this short.

    So the idea is:
    Remove racial Ability Score Increase (ASI) and just give the players the choice to distribute the +2 and a +1 Ability Points freely. Yes...
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    As a DM I would allow it, the caster is...

    As a DM I would allow it, the caster is sacrificing a SA to avoid 1 slow moving, small, physical projectile. (a reflex or dexterity roll might be appropriate, if ya feel like it)

    But as RAW goes,...
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    Its pronounced Francis. :)

    Its pronounced Francis. :)
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    Yea, was just about to write that. Let me...

    Yea, was just about to write that.

    Let me expand upon his answer. On the first page of every book there is a "First Print" date, or just a date or just a year. Anything before 2003 is 3rd edition...
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    The answer is simple, you google it like any...

    The answer is simple, you google it like any person with an internet connection. Sorry if I sound mean.

    After 1 minute of searching using google.
    ...
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    Well if I just look at D&D then, 4 was a...

    Well if I just look at D&D then, 4 was a train-wreck and 5 is overly simplified and the lack of content (yea its fairly new). In addition I think 3/3.5 is just 2 improved with infinitely better book...
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    The best part is that I didn't purchase the book.

    The best part is that I didn't purchase the book.
  49. The Temple of Elemental Evil. Nothing more,...

    The Temple of Elemental Evil. Nothing more, nothing less. I would so love that. (all organized into one pdf, following the same format as the old one)
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    I made a cleric of time once, Time and Travel as...

    I made a cleric of time once, Time and Travel as domains. Feats? Persist Spell build maybe?
  51. What would you guys say to this. Gaining...

    What would you guys say to this.

    Gaining access to Dazing Blow early, just like the monk gains Stunning fist, and would have a fixed about of Dazing blows per day, and at some point the Dazing...
  52. Not to argue but its not even at-will, its...

    Not to argue but its not even at-will, its on-hit, simply put I wouldn't have to put any effort into it, like announcing it ahead of an attack.

    Originally its 10 + 1/2 HD + Con mod.

    I'm...
  53. I apologize, please read the edited part, in the...

    I apologize, please read the edited part, in the OP.
  54. Monstrous class - Wartroll - Dazing blow question

    Hey guys.

    Just a quick, yea its rather subjective.

    So, my DM allowed me to play a WarTroll, leveling as described in Savage Species. I created the monstrous class and the only problem I am...
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    Usually with some or complete help from the PCs....

    Usually with some or complete help from the PCs. :)
  56. Oooh...this is not in the 3.5 section.

    Oooh...this is not in the 3.5 section.
  57. Off the top of my head: - Blind sense - Blind...

    Off the top of my head:
    - Blind sense
    - Blind sight
    - Tremor sense
    - Life sense
    - Scent

    Spell:
    - Dispel magic
    - Anti-magic field
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    I have to say, +1 Dagger - Intelligent item (CE),...

    I have to say, +1 Dagger - Intelligent item (CE), with finger of death (when the dagger felt like it...which was always). The only campaign when we hit Epic, cause the DM constantly rolled 1 for fort...
  59. Thread: I have the DMG!

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    Thanks Nikosandro. :) I have 2 yes or no...

    Thanks Nikosandro. :)

    I have 2 yes or no question:

    1 - Any mention of alternative healing when resting (short or long)?
    2 - Any rules tied to backgrounds?
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    Just start at level 3 (the whole party that is)....

    Just start at level 3 (the whole party that is).

    This way all characters will feel a bit more unique, since level 3 is where class paths come into play (most). Its more fun that way, for us.
  61. This thread contains a poll. Well I house ruled a lot of things, mainly all of...

    Well I house ruled a lot of things, mainly all of the 5E rules, and imported 3.5's rules. Simply put we are playing 3.5 after we tried 5E since it came out.

    IMO, just like 4e would have been...
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    This thread contains a poll. I like the world, but I dislike how rigid the...

    I like the world, but I dislike how rigid the world is due to the fact that Greenwood and Salvatore can move beyond there initial characters.

    HERE BE RANT:
    Explanation: 4E came and forced them...
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    Its hard to compare, my reasoning is based on...

    Its hard to compare, my reasoning is based on that 3.5 has a ton of additional feat types due to supplements:

    - Tactical feats: These provide multiple functions, similar to 5e feats. Tho they...
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    Thnx guys, now I understand the buy-off...

    Thnx guys, now I understand the buy-off system...its so simple now (that and I re read the rules). :)
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    Someone? Anyone?

    Someone? Anyone?
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    How to buy-off +2 LA?

    Hi guys. (I'm not sure if this is a double post or not).

    So, my character is a Karsite (ToM), with +2 LA.

    How would I go about buying-off the 2 level adjustments? I read the rules for this, but...
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    Hmm, no orcs... where would you get your generic...

    Hmm, no orcs... where would you get your generic fodder enemy?

    And why specifically the half-ogre? Thats even least likely then a half-orc.
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    I myself scrapped the H-orc and H-elf, I even...

    I myself scrapped the H-orc and H-elf, I even took out the halfling (cause gnomes are better and more unique, IMO)

    If you want to mix it up, just use other Orc sub races, like the bit less savage...
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    I wouldn't change anything about grapple rules,...

    I wouldn't change anything about grapple rules, they are fine.

    The only thing I would change about the Grappler feat is:

    From: Creatures that are one size larger than you don’t automatically...
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    Goblins as far as I know didn't have Light...

    Goblins as far as I know didn't have Light Sensitivity.

    I think its a good idea. Most games never encounter orcs deep down in caves, that environment is for trogs, drow, kobolds maybe, illithids,...
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    I have to say, I disagree. The fluff can be made...

    I have to say, I disagree. The fluff can be made to fit any combination (IMO its even more fun to try to make a back-story for a miss-matched race/class/background). But you can't make a optimized...
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    We are playing with the PHB and MM, just random...

    We are playing with the PHB and MM, just random adventuring. But I think once we are done with this first run we will go back to 3.5.
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    Then IMO, you should have used the same race for...

    Then IMO, you should have used the same race for both classes, for instance non-variant human. That way you could get a more fair comparison for the classes.

    The main reason (just looking at the...
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    Just reading the barb, you made an error, your...

    Just reading the barb, you made an error, your using a greatsword and not a grataxe. Due to greataxe having a better crit DMG due to the H-orc's exrta crit dice.
  75. She can use a lance if she needs dmg, it deals...

    She can use a lance if she needs dmg, it deals d12. Reckless assault will counter the disadvantage from using the lance against adjacent foes. (I just like to point this out every time some one...
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    Well my face is red. :D Yea, read its fluff. ...

    Well my face is red. :D

    Yea, read its fluff.

    They could have made it a bit more clear who are the parents and who are the offspring.
    Do aboleths die of old age? If yes then normal offspring...
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    So...it REINCARNATES on the elemental plane of...

    So...it REINCARNATES on the elemental plane of water...that would be funny. Random roll as per the reincarnate spell, *poof* drowning goblin on the elemental plane of water. :D
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    No I can not make sense of it. Yea, just ignore...

    No I can not make sense of it. Yea, just ignore it.

    PS: Anyone, go key the persons car who wrote this BS. :D

    Mod Note: To be clear - it is significantly uncool to suggest harm to the person or...
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    This thread contains a poll. I completely agree, the size comparison should be...

    I completely agree, the size comparison should be an integral part of every "monster manual".

    Best MM IMO too.
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    Not to be insulting, but I don't see a problem...

    Not to be insulting, but I don't see a problem there. If some don't like it, then they don't have to accept it. Thats a personal/subjective opinion, we can't do anything about that.
    That is why i...
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    Yea, I think thats what I said. Yay or nay, all...

    Yea, I think thats what I said. Yay or nay, all up to you, unless defined by the developers, or just house rule it. Just like its always been.

    Now for how it affects the game, its not the point,...
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    Hi all, just adding my 2 copper pieces to this...

    Hi all, just adding my 2 copper pieces to this thread.

    First of all. Leave the female/male BS at the door, and lets move on to something much more sensible for this thread.

    BIOLOGY.

    Lets go...
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    From the post I assume the answer is that I can...

    From the post I assume the answer is that I can choose from which class I can pick.
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    Ritual caster - feat - question

    Hi guys.

    Just a quick question.

    So, lets say I'm a cleric and I take Ritual Casting, do I pick a class other then cleric (since I would already get all the spell for cleric eventually)?

    PS...
  85. OP's 1st point is about order of the races in the...

    OP's 1st point is about order of the races in the PHB.
  86. Oh thank Ao, someone thinks that the backgrounds...

    Oh thank Ao, someone thinks that the backgrounds should be placed near the races and classes (I would say before the classes section).
  87. I completely agree, I have many more issues with...

    I completely agree, I have many more issues with the book but I wont mention them...well cause I did that already in a few posts... :D

    1. In order of common and uncommon...what? Just list them in...
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    I'll just comment based on the title. Hasbro...

    I'll just comment based on the title.

    Hasbro sells the games, not Wotc, they just create them.
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    We fought a cultist leader, who the Barb PC...

    We fought a cultist leader, who the Barb PC shoved into a pyre, then a naked halfling walked out of the fire shooting scorching rays.

    The cultist leader was a -human-sorc-wild mage- who rolled a...
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    Casting in armor - somatic only?

    Hey all.

    So, RAW states that:

    Casting in Armor
    Because of the mental focus and precise gestures required
    for spellcasting, you must be proficient with the armor you
    are wearing to cast a...
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    The only thing I have to say is: So what? We...

    The only thing I have to say is:

    So what? We know some people will be impatient and that they will be the more vocal bunch. Just ignore it, you trying to tech them patience wont help, this is a...
  92. Question - Binder - Short, snappy yet fluffy pact making

    Hi all .

    Short question:

    When playing a binder how you you RP the pact making process in a way that it is interesting and yet kept short enough, so it doesn't get repetitive and or boring after...
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    Don't quote me on this one but as far as I know....

    Don't quote me on this one but as far as I know.

    Thieflings - Are a kingdom of humans who struck a deal with some devil or demons and then all of em became thiefling doe to corruption or...
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    I think a Ragmon-like tagline should be used for...

    I think a Ragmon-like tagline should be used for the DMG, "I hope we addressed some of Ragmon's concerns". :D
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    I shall change my first post "I don't aim to...

    I shall change my first post "I don't aim to offend".

    To

    D&D 5's tag line should be: "Casual, so we can get some new blood in".
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    My prioraty is to make sense of this mess they...

    My prioraty is to make sense of this mess they call an AC system. The problem is the devs are afraid of AC stacking, thus they ended up creating an unrealistic system for AC. Just read about one of...
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    Alarm spell as a ritual. Arcane Lock.

    Alarm spell as a ritual.
    Arcane Lock.
  98. Thread: Battlemats?

    by Ragmon
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    This thread contains a poll. Maybe. For small battle I don't use one, I just...

    Maybe. For small battle I don't use one, I just use dice on the table to illustrate where everyone is.
    I get out the battle-mat for large scale battle, but in the future I see myself using a...
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    Look its not about if I like it or not. It about...

    Look its not about if I like it or not. It about the mechanics of it and the wrong message it is sending players, and how it takes up space in the PHB that could have been used for other much needed...
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    But they don't explain it.... they just say "you...

    But they don't explain it.... they just say "you have 13+dex AC....oh btw it ends if you don armor". They could have, but they didn't, that is the problem.
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